Board of License Commissioners (Liquor Board)


The state of Maryland empowers the Board of License Commissioners (commonly referred to as the Liquor Board, and hereinafter referred to as the "Board") to administer and enforce the provisions of Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board has adopted its own Rules and Regulations necessary to carry out its duties under Article 2B.

The Commissions’ responsibility is to regulate and control the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages within the county to obtain respect and obedience to laws and to administer and enforce the provisions of the laws of the State of Maryland and the Rules and Regulations of Calvert County.

Open Meetings

  • Public invited
  • Meetings held on the fourth Thursday monthly at 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the schedule below
  • Harriet E. Brown Community Center
    901 Dares Beach Road
    Room 113
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678

2024 Meeting Schedule

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November - No Meeting
  • December 5


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There shall be three regular members and one alternate member appointed by the Governor of Maryland, biennially, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, if in session, and if not in session, then the governor alone, and an alternate. The term of each member shall be two years.

Member NamePositionTerm ExpirationDistrict
John SmackMemberMay 31, 20252
Beth SwoapChairpersonMay 31, 20251
Dean HollandMemberMay 31, 20253
Dale WeemsAlternateMay 31, 20252
David C. Weigel
Linda A. TaymanSecretaryN/AN/A